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Stanage Edge Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,406'
Location: 53.35828, -1.64206 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: adam brink on Dec 14, 2007
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Without a doubt, Stanage Edge is one of the great crags of England, if not the world. Where it lacks in height, it makes up for in diversity and volume. On Peak Rock describes Stanage as "Gritsone at its best" and one would be hard pressed to argue with that. The rock is absolutely bomber, the number of classic routes and problems is staggering and the views perfectly English.

The Edge runs roughly north south, and has several recognised sub areas. These are reflected here:

Getting There 

Most of the minor roads east of Hathersage (to the West of Sheffield) lead up to the crag. Try the one past The Scotsman's Pack for starters.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

93 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',43],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Stanage Edge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stanage Edge:
Not To Be Taken Away   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Plantation Bouldering
Deliverance   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Plantation Bouldering
Heaven Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 30'   B.A.W.s Area : Saliva Buttress
Flying Buttress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 55'   Christmas Crack : The Flying Buttress
Mississippi Buttress Direct   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   Mississippi Area : Mississippi Buttress
Right Unconquerable   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 45'   The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
Goliath's Groove   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 65'   Goliath's Area : Goliath's Groove Area
Left Unconquerable   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 45'   The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
Flying Buttress Direct   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Christmas Crack : The Flying Buttress
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Featured Route For Stanage Edge
Rock Climbing Photo: Through the crux of Left Unconquerable

Left Unconquerable 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Unconquerable Buttress
Left Unconquerable, a steep layback flake, is a mega-classic of the Peak District. Great holds, great gear, and a fabulous setting make it a perennial favorite along with its equally classic (and slightly easier) brother, Right Unconquerable. Start at an obvious finger-width flake and lieback a move or two to a horizontal. Another move will get you to an excellent jug in the crack. With more difficulty, lieback the flake to another horizontal at 2/3 height. From here, a tricky sequence involving...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Stanage Edge Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Gritstone
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at Stanage from the forest below the Uncon...
Looking at Stanage from the forest below the Uncon...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stanage Popular Overview
BETA PHOTO: Stanage Popular Overview
Rock Climbing Photo: Stanage South Overview
BETA PHOTO: Stanage South Overview
Rock Climbing Photo: The Popular End parking from seen from the edge.
BETA PHOTO: The Popular End parking from seen from the edge.
Rock Climbing Photo: The view from Stanage
The view from Stanage
Rock Climbing Photo: Stanage Edge
Stanage Edge

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By rdlennon
From: New Hampshire
Nov 17, 2008
The Rockfax guide is a great resource for locating routes and determining grades. There are not many pictures and the descriptions aren't comprehensive, however. Best to buy a guidebook (Stanage: The Definitive Guide is the best) once you get to the UK.
By lm610
From: Nottingham
Jul 10, 2011
Read my the first part of my Stanage Review

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